Dominican Republic: What's on when
Whale Watching Season
From mid-January until the end of March, witness one of nature’s most exciting shows with whale watching in Samaná Bay. Tours are available throughout the season to witness humpback whales in their natural environment as they arrive in the Dominican Republic mammals sanctuary to mate and breed.
Experience the Dominican’s cigar industry in the city of La Romana, with a huge selection of cigars to sample, factory tours, and seminars all about the secrets behind the smoke.
National Carnival Parade
The beginning of March sees the streets of Santo Domingo bursting with colour as The National Carnival Parade takes place. All the regions of the Dominican come together for a show that will stay with you long after your plane lands back home.
Casa De Campo Spring Shootout
Amateur golfers dust down your clubs for the annual Casa De Campo Spring Shootout tournament, played over 54 holes including the Teeth of the Dog, The Links and Dye Fore courses.
Wiche García Saleta Water Festival
Perfect for water sports lovers. The Water Festival Wiche García Saleta involves sailing, kayaking and swimming competitions, and for those that prefer dry land, the festival also includes a 3.2 km marathon.
100km Del Caribe
For those that prefer a more active holiday, the 100km Del Caribe in Palmar de Ocoa is open to both runners and walkers, with the competition taking place over seven days. There are five stages that cover a variety of terrains including tropical mountain tracks and white, sandy beaches.
Punta Cana Tri Sports Summer Fest
This Punta Cana event is a must for those who love a challenge. And what better place to tackle a triathlon than in paradise!?
Holi Sun Festival of Colors
It doesn’t get more colourful than the Holi Sun festival, taking place in the Jardín Botánico. Be prepared for a lot of fun and a lot of mess!
Palito Seco Regatta
Experience the Palito Seco Regatta in Malecón de Barahona and see sailors compete as the waters become jam packed with boats.
This worldwide beer festival needs no introduction. There are activities for the whole family as Santiago City opens its doors to Oktoberfest.
For all things fashion, Dominicana Moda is the place to be. Taking place in Santo Domingo, this event includes five full days of runways, exhibits and designers.
Dr Jazz Festival
As the oldest jazz event in the Dominican, this festival will not disappoint. With four days of both local and international music, dancing and culture, the DR Jazz Festival has something for everyone.
Barceló Bávaro Culinary Week
For a taste of the Dominican, don’t miss Barceló Bávaro Culinary Week in Punta Cana. Full to the brim with food and drink stands, cooking demonstrations, and top chefs, there are plenty of chances to sample the true flavours of this exciting destination.
Santo Domingo de Fiesta
Every Friday and Saturday throughout the year sees the Santo Domingo de Fiesta taking place at the Plaza España, Colonial City. So what better way to celebrate Christmas than by embracing the traditional festivities of the region.